What could be better on a hot summer day than a cool glass of water and a good book? Mark your place in all of your summer reading material (from magazines, to catalogs to books) with convenient magnet bookmarks that will not fall out even if your book is tipped upside down.
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English Language Arts, Fine Arts & Crafts
1. Fold a sheet of colored paper in half. The paper needs to be twice as long as the shape you are cutting.
2. Place the fold just inside the cutting blade of the head of the seahorse and cut. The finished shape will have a fold at the top like a hinge.
3. Die-cut additional seahorse shapes from multiple colors of paper. Keep the blue as the base shape and trim the yellow paper to add details to the blue seahorse. Additional details can be added with crayons or colored markers.
4. Fasten the embellished seahorse to the top of the folded seahorse.
5. Cut self-adhesive magnet into two strips and place them magnet sides together.
6. Remove the backing from one magnet and adhere to the opened seahorse. Remove the backing from the second magnet and fold the seahorse closed. This will ensure the magnets are aligned when the seahorse shape is closed.
7. Repeat this process with any other dies that you want to cut into a magnet bookmark.
8. Use the magnet bookmarks to mark your place in your favorite summer reading material.
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